James Taylor

1731–
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Taylor was born on 20 September 1731, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Taylor, was 31 and his mother, Anna Cuninghame, was 43.

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Family Time Line

James Taylor
1700–
Anna Cuninghame
1688–
Martha Taylor
1713–
Janet Taylor
1735–
Bessie Taylor
1727–
John Taylor
1729–
James Taylor
1731–
Margaret Taylor
1737–

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World Events (4)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 71

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 84

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 91

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • James Taylor, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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